<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Kids Camp]]> <![CDATA[Special Needs]]> Camps for kids with special needs.]]> <![CDATA[Faith-Based: A familial focus on faith]]> As summertime approaches, Maria Shupe and her staff at Highlands Presbyterian Camps and Retreat Center begin their preparations for the throngs of children set to arrive at their picturesque property in Allenspark.]]> <![CDATA[Kids Camp Directory (continued)]]> <![CDATA[Overnight Outdoor Camps]]> <![CDATA[I’m with the band]]> What if you could send your child to a music camp and have them come back with a more helpful attitude?]]> <![CDATA[Kids Camp Directory]]> Come join us for 10 weeks of Dawson's exciting new summer camps and Programs for kids ages 5-18. From June 7 through Aug. 20, we will offer 40 various camps in academics, arts, music and drama, language and culture, sports, and various specialty day camps, running from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.]]> <![CDATA[Nurturing nature]]> Thorne Natural Science School, for kids ranging from toddlers to teens, is celebrating its 53rd anniversary this year. The camp began in Boulder in 1957 and expanded to its Waterton Canyon location in Littleton in 1995. TNSS teaches kids to respect nature, while encouraging them to learn about different ecosystems and discover the great outdoors.]]> <![CDATA[Horseback Riding Camps]]> Every day is an adventure in equine education, and fun is the emphasis! Starting with safety on the ground, students learn how to catch, halter, lead, groom and tack up their horses. Every day includes a group horseback riding lesson. Riding lessons are also available for hour-long and half-hour lessons.]]> <![CDATA[Outdoor: Making the connection]]> With ready access to the outdoors in Colorado, making a “natural connection” may seem secondhand. But even here, kids are increasingly living structured and technology-heavy lives. Engaging in the natural world and enjoying unstructured play are said to be imperative to growth, a sense of wonder and development as tomorrow’s environmental protectors.]]> <![CDATA[Day Performing Arts Camps]]> Arvada Center summer camps offer fun and creative experiences in theater, visual arts, dance, ceramics, music, creative writing. storytelling and photography for kids ages 5-18 and ArtStart camps for ages 1 -4. All sessions are taught by highly trained, knowledgeable teachers in a safe and fun environment.]]> <![CDATA[Horseback Riding]]> Camps for kids that focus on horseback riding.]]> <![CDATA[Friending off Facebook]]> When I look back at the summers of my youth, I think of the smell of the outdoors, of canoeing and horseback riding, of archery and s’mores around a campfire with friends. In a word, I think of camp.]]> <![CDATA[Special Needs: Equal opportunity sporting]]> Schmid explains that many public physical education programs are without the budget to provide the equipment and staff needed for disabled kids to participate in many activities and, because of the lack of resources, many of these kids are left sitting on the sidelines. He also notes that the cost of a low-end handcycle starts at $2,000.]]> <![CDATA[Outdoor camps]]> (For fourth to sixth graders.) Campers will progress from basic to advanced skills in rock climbing, whitewater paddleboarding, mountain biking and outdoor stewardship.]]> <![CDATA[Beyond knowledge]]> Whether it’s learning pawn structure in a game of chess, executing an arm bar against an opponent on the mat or learning how to hunt for fossils with scientific tools, hands-on education camps provide kids with experiences as active participants in niche fields.]]> <![CDATA[Educational: Life after high school]]> Whether it’s about living on a college campus or backpacking along the rim of the Grand Canyon, teen-focused camps aim to aid in preparation for life after high school — both in terms of academic preparation and a sense of independence that will be key as those young adults leave home.]]> <![CDATA[Day Arts & Crafts Camps]]> reality and fantasy this summer with your imagination as muse! Join our professional, friendly art instructors for a summer of art FUNdamentals. One- and two-week, morning and afternoon camps, with additional supervised care available. Grades K-11. Scholarships available.]]> <![CDATA[Sports: Team, individual camps teach similar lessons]]> There’s a potential, fencing coach Scott Permer acknowledges, for parents to see individual sports camps as a little lonely.]]> <![CDATA[A sense of self obtained through experiences]]> Of course a kids camp should be fun, but the special needs programs provided by Adam’s Camp, Colorado Lions Camp and Colorado Center for the Blind go one step further by expanding campers’ perceptions of what is possible.]]> <![CDATA[Overnight Performing Arts Camps]]>